Lorac PRO Palette

Yes, I’m finally reviewing this. You’ve probably heard all praises about this already. Time to hear it all just once more.

Let’s start with the basics. You get 16 eyeshadows which include 8 mattes and 8 shimmer shades.  Should keep everyone happy! Excellent colour selection which would work on all skintones. Also a good mix of warm and cool toned shades without being too extreme.

The consistency is very buttery smooth. It almost feels creamy when you touch them. I find them creamier than the Urban Decay eyeshadows and the L’oreal Infallible ones.

Except for 2-3 of the lighter matte shades, you get full payoff in one swipe. For someone with very pigmented lids, that’s pretty great. They’re very pigmented and it’s more pronounced with the shimmery shades.

These do kick up a lot of powder when you swirl your brush. But it’s not more than what happens with Urban Decay eyeshadows. You can reduce this by swiping the brush across it flat. But overall, a mess (in the palette) is inevitable. If you are having trouble with fall out on the lid while applying, try using less colour and building up the shadow. Loading your brush with a lot of pigment will make a mess.

I don’t really need to use a primer with these. they don’t crease on me. I’d suggest using a matte eyeshadow first and a shimmer shade over it if that’s an issue. These also blend together very well. These last a very long time on me, almost 8-10 hours. I’ve worn them to weddings, days when I’m out till late at night and I’m very happy with the results!

More details about individual shades are below but overall, my most used shades are Taupe, Gold, Sable  and Garnet. I’m also glad I can finally stop using Mac Carbon because the matte Black shade in here is soo much better!

I’m not a 100% thrilled with the packaging. It’s really slim and sleek but because it’s cardboard it does feel a bit flimsy. But I can live with it, it’s not a major con for me. You get a net of 8.8g which comes down to 0.55g per eyeshadow. That’s quite a bit less than Urban Decay which is 1.3g per eyeshadow. Overall, $42 seems justified considering the amount of shadows and a more diverse range of colours.

 

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  • White (M) : Pure white which I’ve honestly not used at all! One of the not so pigmented shades.
  • Cream (M) : I’ve used this on my brow bones sometimes, it’s a bit more natural to use than white
  • Taupe (M) : This has pretty much replaced Urban Decay Buck on an everyday basis. It’s a perfect all over the lid shade for me. I like that it’s warm but not too red.
  • Lt. Pink (M) : This would be perfect for those who want to create a pink eye look. Personally I don’t find much use for it.

 

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  • Nude (S) : From these lighter shades, I prefer Lt. Bronze but I use this on my brow bone the most. The shimmer here is a lot finer than other shades.
  • Champagne (S) : The shimmer here feels a bit chunkier than Nude. Perfect inner corner highlight shade.
  • Gold (S) : Very similar to Mac Amber Lights. It’s the perfect amount of yellow for gold. It looks so rich on the eyes.
  • Lt. Bronze (S) : A bit similar to Mac All That Glitters, it’s great for a shimmery look. It really brightens the eye area.

 

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  • Mauve (M) : It’s very cool toned but it looks almost rosy on me. I like using this with Lt. Bronze and Espresso.
  • Sable (M) : This one is lovely warm toned brown. This with Taupe gives a really nice simple matte eye look for everyday.
  • Espresso (M) : I love this, I don’t have anything like it. It’s a very very cool toned brown. It’s a great substitute for black if you feel like that’s too dark. Amazing outer corner shade.
  • Black (M) : Goodbye Mac Carbon, you’ve been replaced. I love how pigmented this is. Lately when I’m going out I love doing a smokey eye with Gold and Black. The part where it blends turns into a really nice antique gold kind of shade.

 

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  • Pewter (S) : Pewter is the no fuss shimmer shade. It’ll go with any of the colours which also makes this a great transition shade.
  • Garnet (S) : Soooo pretty! Think Mac Coppering but more intense! I can’t always make shades that are too red work for me but I like using a much darker shade like Espresso or Deep Purple along with it.
  • Deep Purple (S) : It’s a dark purple but depending on the lighting the shimmer varies. I could detect silver, gold, light pink. It’s stunning!
  • Slate (S) : Not quite silver but more steel which leans a bit blue. Compared to the rest of the palette it’s a nice contrasting shade.

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Lt. Bronze on the inner corner, Gold all over the lid, light wash of Black in the outer corner, Taupe on the crease

The really difficult question though : What would I choose? Urban Decay Naked 1 or Lorac Pro?

Umm… Sorry, I can’t give a straight answer! If you strictly want neutrals, go for UD Naked. But if you also want some more colour choices, it’s got to be Lorac PRO. Whew!

 

Checklist

Name: Lorac Pro

Product Amount : 8.8g which is 16 x 0.55g

Longevity : 8-10 hours

Shelf Life : 12 months

Price : $42 ~ Rs. 2650

Available at : Nordstrom, Beauty, Ulta

Overall : 5/5

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  • http://www.xoxolaarni.com/ Laarni

    YES! I am glad you already own this! And OHMY your eyelids have a big room for eyeshadows!!! Gorgeous! I love everything about this palette. I also love Taupe and Garnet!! and Pewter and Sable!!! YAY!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thank you so much Laarni!! I’m still excited about it as you are!! xD

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    I think this is a great one for warm toned folks, For coolies like me only a few would work :(

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      There are a couple cool toned ones but I guess it may not be worth it if majority of the shades won’t work. Is the Lorac Pro 2 more cool toned by any chance? I don’t remember the exact colours.

  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    Another review, another rave. How much longer can I remind myself that I rarely use palettes and refrain from purchasing it?

    http://www.lindalibraloca.com

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I was a very single eyeshadow person until I bought UD Naked and now I’m here. :p

  • http://itskrisworld.blogspot.in/ Krithi Marla

    nicely reviewed and love the look what u created
    I dont have UD palette and even lorac pro…
    im so behind with buying all these palettes :(

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Aah I wouldn’t say you HAVE to have it coz you already do own lots of pretty eyeshadows. I know some people don’t like using palettes because it can get overwhelming or you only end up using few shades out of so many, so depends. :)

  • http://www.johnitsonlymakeup.com Lorraine Haigney

    You’ve got great lashes! Love the highlight shades in this.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Lorraine! xx

  • http://elegant365.com/ Sindhura Gurazada

    Packaging looks good ! Maybe i should try this one :) Nice review.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      As far as eyeshadow palettes go, this is one of the best imo. :)

  • http://www.chelseythornton.com/ Chelsey A. Thornton

    So good! Those champagne and gold shades are everything.

    http://www.chelseythornton.com

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I really like the gold shade! It’s very out there for everyday but I try to wear it as often as I can. :)

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about this palette, and I love the look you created (so jealous of your lashes, too)! I am going to pass because I don’t use my big palettes often enough to warrant the purchase, but I can see why it’s great! Love the fact that it comes with so many matte shades. A lot of palettes suffer from the lack of those :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Aaah, now here’s one occasion when I did wear mascara! :p
      I completely get why you wouldn’t want a palette. Sometimes with quads (and duos) I feel like it’s very straightforward to create a look, the colours go well together anyway. :)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    You have the most beautiful eye shape! <3 I love the Lorac Pro palette, too. Seeing Lt. Bronze on your skin makes me need to pull this palette out IMMEDIATELY!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thank you Kristen! I can imagine it on you, it’s super pretty! xx

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    You have sooooo mych lid space! <3 Beautiful palette.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I think lid space has to be the latest and greatest when it comes to compliments! :p

  • BlushableMe

    Garnet is my favorite shade out of the palette! It is absolutely stunning against brown eyes. I know I’ll hit pan on it sooner or later. I also use a ton of the first three matte shades, while the rest of the palette is lesser used.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      The first three are a little too light for me but they’d be really good base colours for you. Garnet is gorgeous! xx

  • http://www.blushparade.com/ Carla @ Blush Parade

    Love this palette! Unfortunately Lorac is hard to get in Europe, so I’m just passing on this one because it’s not so special that is worth the trouble for me… yet. I know myself, it can be that at some point I just decide I NEED it and have to get it no matter what, lol.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Lol, it’s hard to get here too. I actually bought it from Nordstrom in the US and got it shipped to a friend who brought it back to India for me. This palette is well travelled! :p

  • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

    It is a beautiful palette and I would agree it’s kind of hard to compare it to Naked 1. I have Lorac pro2 palette and I absolutely love it! The quality of the eyshadows is amazing. And like everyone else said, your eyes are seriously stunning!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thank you Agata! xx
      Agree they’re very different but maybe for someone buying them for the first time, they wouldn’t want to end up with both.

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    What? Pewter is not among your most used shades?? 😉 Pewter is my favorite shade in the palette hehe. 😀 I envy you for having so much lid space. You can do so many beautiful looks with it. It’s hard to decide between the UD Naked and this but your answer is perfect. If someone wants a little more color, then go with the LORAC Pro! :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Lol! I do like Pewter but I do have similar shades in other palettes so it didn’t stand out for me. Thank you, Jaa! My eyelids are feeling so much love! Too many feels!! :p

  • http://www.eggcanvas.me/ Erica Choi

    This palette is gorgeous! Love all the colors, so perfect for everyday, too.

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yes, it goes day to night really well! :)

  • http://adorableshe.com/ nausheen

    The shades are gorgeous, n the eye makeup you have done is lovely:)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Nausheen! Glad you liked it! xx

  • http://makeuptricksandtips.blogspot.com/ fiona furtado

    Everything is Frikin good! Love the look you created

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I feel very palette content at the moment! xD